# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career Investigations Task 1617582261

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Compose professional written communication (e.g., email, digital files, memos, and letters).

Definition

Composition should always be proofread for
  • correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • professional tone and format
  • readability.
Improvements should be made to achieve
  • correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • a professional tone and format
  • editing and readability.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does improper written communication affect the way it is received?
  • What are the advantages of proofreading?
  • How important is written communication?
  • What are types of professional written documents you may come in contact with at work, in school, and at home?

Related Standards of Learning

English

6.7

The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.
  1. Engage in writing as a recursive process.
  2. Choose audience and purpose.
  3. Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
  4. Organize writing to fit mode or topic.
  5. Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
  6. Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
  7. Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.
  8. Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
  9. Use transition words and phrases.
  10. Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
  11. Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
  12. Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

6.8

The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  1. Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
  2. Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
  3. Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
  4. Eliminate double negatives.
  5. Use quotation marks with dialogue.
  6. Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
  7. Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
  8. Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.

7.7

The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
  1. Engage in writing as a recursive process.
  2. Choose intended audience and purpose.
  3. Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
  4. Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
  5. Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  6. Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
  7. Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.
  8. Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
  9. Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
  10. Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs.
  11. Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
  12. Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
  13. Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.
  14. Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

7.8

The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  1. Choose appropriate adjectives and adverbs to enhance writing.
  2. Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
  3. Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
  4. Edit for verb tense consistency and point of view.
  5. Use quotation marks with dialogue and direct quotations.
  6. Use correct spelling for commonly used words.

8.7

The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
  1. Engage in writing as a recursive process.
  2. Choose intended audience and purpose.
  3. Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
  4. Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
  5. Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, maintaining an organized structure and formal style.
  6. Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that advocates a position.
  7. Clearly state and defend a position with reasons and evidence, from credible sources.
  8. Identify a counterclaim and provide a counter - argument.
  9. Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
  10. Organize information to provide elaboration and unity.
  11. Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
  12. Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.

8.8

The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  1. Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.
  2. Correctly use pronouns in prepositional phrases with compound objects.
  3. Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  4. Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
  5. Use comparative and superlative degrees in adverbs and adjectives.
  6. Use quotation marks with dialogue and direct quotations.
  7. Use correct spelling for frequently used words.